One of the things that prevent you from making a decision is worrying. You worry about a lot of things until you feel negative about making the decision and changing your position. Worrying is human nature and is normal behavior but when done excessively, it can do harm to your life because it prevents you from growing as an individual and also from embracing change.
You need to stop worrying so that you can focus on making the right decision.
Live in the moment
Worrying is anticipating negative events that can happen in the future. If you are thinking about planning a surprise party for your partner, you might worry that he will find out about the surprise, your friends will not cooperate, he will have other plans, and so on. Although these events may happen, you should stop yourself from obsessing over them because it is just a waste of your time and energy. You should instead focus your time and energy on the things that you need to do right now such as printing the invitations and letting your friends in on the surprise.
Acknowledge your worries
Another important thing to stop yourself from worrying is to acknowledge them and plan a possible solution that will prevent them from happening. If you are worried about whether or not to go to the job interview because you keep thinking that you will give incorrect answers and embarrass yourself in the process, you need to do something about this by preparing for possible answers to common interview questions. This is one way to turn your negative thoughts into positive instead of simply letting them stay in your mind and making you feel anxious.
Your mind will not have any room for worries if you keep yourself busy. If you find yourself sitting at home and biting your nails while overanalyzing a decision that you have to make, you should go out for a while and keep yourself busy from other things to prevent your mind from overanalyzing things that can lead to worrying. Try to arrive at a decision again once your mind is free from unnecessary thoughts that may not even happen at all.
Do not focus on small things
When making an important decision, you should spare yourself worrying about the small things and instead focus on major factors that can affect your decision. When choosing a job, you should focus on more important things such as salary, location, and opportunity for growth. You should not worry about minor things like dress codes or free lunch. Focusing on the major details will prevent yourself from worrying about details that you should not dwell upon.
Don’t give in to worrying
When you find yourself obsessing about your fears and worrying about the future, you should simply tell yourself to stop. You should ask yourself if the idea is worth getting anxious over about. Do not give in to worrying and to your fears because this will prevent you from making important decisions that can change your life for the better.